Collingwood Home Hardware Building Center challenges local businesses to take the No Hot Pets Pledge

On July 17th Tracey Caron and her team at the Collingwood Home Hardware Building Center took the No Hot Pets pledge reminding community members about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars this summer.

The issue of owners leaving their pets in vehicles during the hot summer months is an ongoing problem across Ontario and puts animals at risk. There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer. The GTHS and Collingwood Home Hardware are seeking the public’s help to share this important message.

Through the No Hot Pets online forum, people are asked to share the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles using the hashtag #nohotpets. Pet owners are also asked to go online to and pledge to never leave their pets in their vehicles. Those who pledge will receive a free No Hot Pets window decal for their vehicles, while supplies last.

“Collingwood Home Hardware Building Center is a pet friendly store so we are always welcoming furry friends to come visit us. There is truly no excuse for leaving your pet in a car. We hope that by taking this pledge we are helping to spread the word about this important message and even encouraging other businesses to do the same.” says Tracey Caron, owner of Collingwood Home Hardwar  Building Center.

Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open. Dogs have a limited ability to sweat, so even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C and a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.

Collingwood Home Hardware Building Center have always been incredible supporters of the work at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. On August 11th they are hosting a BBQ Fundraisers from 11am to 2pm in their parking lot as the local hardware store ‘Goes to the Dogs’. There will be face painting, dog bowl making, a BBQ, a photo booth, agility show and much more. For more information visit:

If you observe an animal suffering in the heat, call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police.

BBQ Fundraising Dog Event Details

Day: August 11th 11am to 2pm Collingwood Home Hardware Building Center, 104 High St. Collingwood

Event contact: Tracey Caron,

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